Windows Server Competitors and Alternatives

The top Windows Server competitors are
  • RHEL
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Solaris
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Oracle Linux
  • Windows 10
  • Ubuntu Linux
Read reviews of Windows Server competitors and alternatives
Nitin Vengurlekar
Consultant
CTO/Architect at Viscosity North America
Nov 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The ones I really appreciate are things like the fact that, from a costing perspective, it is only the support cost. That's the only thing you have to pay for. There are the little... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Pre-validated configuration is a huge benefit for us, because we're doing database installation all the time. I think the biggest benefits you'll see are things like rapid... more»

What needs improvement?

Kubernetes, as I mentioned before, that's coming down soon.

What other advice do I have?

I always tell them, if you're running Oracle workloads like database, that's a natural fit for Oracle Linux. Because, like I said, It's pre-configured, you get to validate... more»
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Canonical
Arthur Duarte
Real User
Founder and CEO at a tech services company
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Because they are cheap and they do not charge me for traffic.

How has it helped my organization?

I need to upload a very large amount of data do Google Servers and Digital Ocean doesn´t charge me for traffic like... more»

What needs improvement?

Compare it to Amazon AWS and you will see how much they can grow. Every company wants to grow as much as possible, or... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you need a cheap server, this is the way you should go.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used Google Compute Cloud, and we switched because Digital Ocean is cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

It works like the others, but it seems cheaper. If you´re looking for a robust implementation, then go with AWS.
Dedy S
Real User
IT Admin at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

SuSe has an offline repository in DVD media. It's easy to use, although not as easy as Ubuntu is. The administration... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it as a webserver: DNS Server and LDAP server.

What needs improvement?

The updating package: We had trouble installing packages outside of the repository. There were often conflicts in the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We're not subscribed to any support. So far, without a subscription, there are no obstacles.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Previously, we used Microsoft products. The expensive license fees made us switch to open source. Compared to Windows,... more»

What other advice do I have?

Look for products that have broad support and community, because it is very helpful when experiencing problems.

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